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Overview of adj peremptory

The adj peremptory has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) autocratic, bossy, dominating, high-and-mighty, magisterial, peremptory

(offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power; "an autocratic person"; "autocratic behavior"; "a bossy way of ordering others around"; "a rather aggressive and dominating character"; "managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way"; "a swaggering peremptory manner")

2. peremptory

(not allowing contradiction or refusal; "spoke in peremptory tones"; "peremptory commands")

3. peremptory

(putting an end to all debate or action; "a peremptory decree")

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